FREE PRINTABLE K12 LEARNING KIT
With 40 years of evidence based research behind it, the NED Challenge Board uses a neural model designed to motivate students with critical thinking and collaboration.
What the NED learning kit includes:
- The Quick Start Guide explains the brain centric NED Learning Model, with a basic understanding of how to apply it in your classroom with the challenge board and resources.
- The NED Challenge Board is an evidence-based, hands-on teaching model, effective at increasing student engagement while facilitating learning with deep understanding.
- NED Notes are printable simple-to-follow worksheets as learners move their NED Heads through the steps of a challenge.
What teachers and students are saying
“…it’s interesting. Labeling and stratification goes away. Children think about their potential, about how their brain works and even when they slip back into the old routine of thinking they are no good at reading or math, they catch themselves and realize that they are stepping out of the model.” --- Elementary teacher
"…Ned heads are fun. I never fall behind and can easily keep up with my friends because we are all working together to finish the challenge.” --- Elementary student
The NED Learning Journey
Moving from a fixed mindset....
Living in the information age we are often inundated with an amount of data that can boggle the mind. Pair this with an outdated twentieth century model of education and the problem becomes exacerbated.
K12 educators are often hindered by the following:
- entrenched legacy systems and thinking
- old paradigms supporting inappropriate processes and practices
- outdated models that feed siloed thinking and biased mindsets
- regurgitating trainers instead of instigators of innovation
....to a growth mindset
Neuroscience is your classroom currency for disruptive innovation and scaled learning which results in:
- enhanced group dynamics
- collaborative environment for collective innovation
- insight into how to scale our learning together
- understanding how to enhance group and individual thinking power
- disrupt old paradigms that slow the learning process
- evidence based research used to develop new training models and platforms
The NED Initiative
Engage, Share, Learn. Join colleagues and thought leaders in a learning space where neuroscience connects with teaching and learning.Let's Go
The NED Heads
The team behind NED Learning.
Timothy Kieran O'Mahony
Neuroscientist and Researcher in the Learning Sciences
Creative Director and Brand Strategist
Technical Strategist and Program Manager
The NED Learning Community
How we are making a difference
"I have more than a dozen ethnic groups in my math classes. English as a second language is a large stumbling block for these students. On top of that there are poverty and stereotype problems that raise their ugly head. I am a firm believer that if we don't have a safe learning environment it doesn't matter what we are teaching – they will resist and fail. Including mindset and neuroscience has leveled the playing field for these students and I am seeing much better learning outcomes year after year."Nathan Lommen - Highline Middle School, Math teacher
"I'm seeing my students are trusting the [challenge] cycle now, and are anticipating the revised thoughts/reflection questions. It's changing the discussions during their sessions."Nicole Anastacia - Mill Creek Middle School, Math teacher
"We are focused on being able to have our students’ understand how their brain changes and how plasticity enables learning. I love it when the kids talk about growing dendrites."Anna Kramer - Mill Creek Middle School Kent WA
"We have high poverty and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) climate. I’m seeing how knowledge about learned helplessness helps my children move beyond the “I’m no good” freeze stage. What is interesting for me is that kids who used to give up on the learned helplessness kids are now reinvigorated to teach them resilience by practicing it themselves."Debbie Dougherty - Toppenish Middle School
"We changed our approach by introducing intentionality into measuring. We deliberately associate Growth Mindfulness with decrease in absenteeism, and increase in academic success instead of Can you Tell Me what a Growth Mindset is. That was the Epiphany for me."Dawn Linden - Lake Washington Middle School